CADA urges Ottawa to force public sector employees back to offices
November 21, 2022
An appeal for the federal government to bring public sector employees back to their place of work was the subject of an open letter signed by CADA, along with 32 other Canadian business associations.
The letter, dated October 31st and addressed to the President of the Treasury Board Mona Fortier, states that, “Many businesses have now implemented their return to the workplace plans. However, some governments are significantly lagging in the development and implementation of their plans to bring public sector employees back to their places of work. We call upon all governments that have not implemented plans to bring their employees back to do so as rapidly as possible.”
The signatories believe virtual connectivity cannot replace meeting with stakeholders in-person and providing Canadians with the quality of government services that they have the right to expect. They look to the federal government for leadership in bringing public sector employees back.
The letter concludes, “We strongly urge the federal government to lead the way to a return to normal that will both foster economic growth and ensure that all Canadians receive the quality of public services that they have a right to expect. Along with our member businesses, we will be pleased to work with you in making this process a success.”
The first signatory is Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and other signatories include the heads of Canadian regional boards of trade, port authorities, and industrial associations.
See the full letter here.